DCUSH 2nd History

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In History
  • Homestead Act

    Homestead Act
    The Homestead Act were several United States law that gave ownership of a certain amount of land for free. About 10 Percent of the entire US land was given away. About 270 Million Acres were given away to 1.6 million people. This land was given away so people could have there own place to stay and farm, including freed slaves got free land. It all happened in the western United States, this act remained in place for about 100 years. All of this was thanks to westward expansion.
  • Morill Land Grant College Act

    Morill Land Grant College Act
    This act became the pathway for classes to gain higher education, President Abraham Lincoln signed the " landmark legislation". It gave states "land-grants" or money to establish colleges in engineering, agriculture and military science. It was extremely successful, he gave sons of America's growing industrial class higher education as they grew and gave them the chance to do something bigger.
  • Laissez Faire

    Laissez Faire
    This word is self sort of explains to you what it is, it almost looks like the word lazy. In US History they explain it by saying the government is lazy by passing this law and letting business taking care of them selfs without them interfering. Or also is an economic system in which transactions between private parties are free from government.
  • Knights Of Labor

    Knights Of Labor
    Are an important national labour organization and it is meant to protect its members from employer retaliations. Their group grew after the railway strike reaching its highest ever on 700,000. Their goal was to organize the workers under one brotherhood rather than separate unions, but they failed because of their unsuccessful strikes.
  • The Red River War

    The Red River War
    It was a military campaign launched by the United States Army in 1874 to remove the Comanche, Kiowa, Southern Cheyenne, and Arapaho Native American tribes from the Southern Plains and forcibly relocate them to reservations in Indian Territory this war only lasted a couple months and is not greatly seen in history.
  • Battle of Little Big Horn

    Battle of Little Big Horn
    This battle is also known as Custer's Last Stand and it took place on June 25th, 1876 with the victory as an Indian fighter in the west and a defeat for the US forces which was the most significant action of the. It was fought along the Little Bighorn River in the Crow Indian Reservation in southeastern Montana Territory.
  • Exodusters

    Exodusters
    Exodusters were African Americans who migrated from states along the Mississippi river to Kansas in the nineteenth century. The first big wave of blacks came after the Civil War. Most of them left to try to escape racial violence by white supremacist groups also knows as the KKK.
  • Chinese Exlusion Act

    Chinese Exlusion Act
    This law was a US federal law passed by our own president Chester A. Arthur on May of 1882. The law no longer allowed immigration or other Chinese heritage people to come into the US. The act was intended to last only 10 years but got renewed in 1892, and was made permanent.
  • Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show

    Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show
    The Wild West Show travelled all over the United States and Europe, this went on from 1870 to about 1920. It started of also as a theatrical stage production but slowly developed into an open-air show. It intension was to introduce many western performers to a wider audience. The show was started by a man known as William F. Cody at Omaha, Nebraska.
  • Haymarket Riot

    Haymarket Riot
    The riot happened because of a violet riots in Chicago's very own Haymarket Square. It happened on May 4th, 1886. The riots began by the reaction to police brutality during a strike for eight-hour workdays. One person was killed while the rest were just wounded, they showed peace to the police until a person threw a bomb into the crowd and killed seven policeman. The people who got arrested, most of them committed suicide once in jail.
  • Great Upheaval of 1886

    Great Upheaval of 1886
    It all started when they demanded to cut the workers pay 2 times in less than eight months. The first one was a 10% reduction, by the second one they all drove their engines into roundhouse and declared no train would leave into they got atleast their regular pay back. Until the mayor told the governor of West Virginia to send units of national guards. This was the first mass strike to include people from different countries.
  • Dawes Severalty Act

    Dawes Severalty Act
    It was approved in February 8th, 1887 also know as the General Allotment Act. It gave power to the president to survey American Indian land and divide it into allotments and lived separately from the tribes with citizenships. It was created by Senator Henry Laurens Dawes of Massachusetts. It objective was to abolish tribal and communal rights or Native Americans.
  • Free Enterprise

    Free Enterprise
    An economic system where private business operates in competition and largely free of state control. So it basically giving a privately own business to organize profit beyond regulation to protect public interest and keep economy balanced.
  • Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush
    About 100,000 prospectors migrated into this Klondike Region of Yukon in north-western Canada, when gold was discovered by local settlers. Only some became rich, but the majority went into vain. The only way to get through this Region was very hard, you had to be mentally and physically prepared and bring about year's supply of food in order to survive. The towns population grew about 30,000 by the summer or 1898.
  • American Indian Citizenship Act

    American Indian Citizenship Act
    Native Americans were not classified as citizens of the United States, until June 2nd, 1924 congress gave them all citizenship aslong as they were born inside the US. Although some were still not allowed to vote until 1957, but this did not stop Americans from trying to assimilate or make native Americans look a like to them.
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    Transforming the West

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    Becoming an Industrial Power

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    The Gilded Age